About Us

EQ Research provides policy research, analysis and data services to businesses active in renewables, energy efficiency, energy storage and electric vehicles. Our areas of expertise include state regulatory policy and utility proposals, state legislation, financial incentives, local government policy, RPS and REC issues, net metering, rate design, and general rate cases.

Prior to forming EQ Research, several of our analysts managed and operated the nationally recognized DSIRE project for the U.S. Department of Energy, from 2007 to 2013. EQ’s team also includes the founders of Keyes & Fox LLP, a firm of national legal experts in renewables, distributed energy resources (DERs) and low-carbon transportation fuels. Keyes & Fox attorneys have shaped state-level energy policy through appearances before more than 40 states’ public utility commissions, and through engagement with state legislatures across the country.

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Kevin Fox
General Counsel


Miriam Makhyoun
Chief Executive Officer


Justin Barnes
Director of Research


Blake Elder
Senior Energy Policy Research Analyst


Benjamin Inskeep
Principal Energy Policy Analyst


Amanda Vanega
Director of Operations

Heather DePouw
Policy Research Analyst

Jamie Van Nostrand
Energy Policy Expert

Alicia Zaloga
Research Analyst

Harry Lord
Clean Energy Intern